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Old 02-06-2006, 11:07 AM   #1
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I don't hang out here at FGRV.com in the Winter. It only serves as a reminder that I can't (don't) go camping.

But with the weather acting so strangely here in Iowa, I can't help but dream about camping!

I was wandering through the camping section in WalMart the other day, I stopped by to read some posts here on FGRV.com! I was searching the Oregon Scientific website for a weather station to mount in the Scamp as a mod.

Since there really is no snow, perhaps we will have to get the Scamp out of storage and go for a little mid-winter campout...
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Old 02-06-2006, 02:39 PM   #2
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You can always head our way. Today the weather is a balmy 52 degrees on my back deck, the daffodills are starting to bloom, the Hyacinths are almost through blooming and everywhere I look Spring is in the air.
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Old 02-06-2006, 04:03 PM   #3
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Thanks...I think.

I was able to visit Portland and Seattle for a couple of days last November. It was a work trip, so not a whole lot of fun.

I really liked Portland and Oregon in general. I could definitely see myself living out there some day...gorgeous.
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Old 02-06-2006, 04:41 PM   #4
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I don't hang out here at FGRV.com in the Winter. It only serves as a reminder that I can't (don't) go camping.
Don't let the cold temperatures typical of winter stop you from going camping! Use your head; don't venture out if the forcast if for a blizzard and temperatures of -20 degrees! On the other hand, your typical winter weekend (like last weekend) camping and traveling with a travel trailer can be a lot of fun!

Many state parks in Minnesota and Wisconson are open all year, and have campsites that are plowed out. It is best to call ahead and find out what the facilities are like (even if the web site says the park is open for winter camping), but we have "hit the road" during the winter without doing so and not had a lot of problem finding someplace to stay the night. My wife and I have been camping several times during the winter. The only real issue we have is our black water tank fills up, and we have to wait for warmer weather to dump it because the dump valve will freeze. Also, do not depend soley on your furnace and camper's battery to stay warm; take a small electric heater to take care of most of your heating needs.

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Old 02-07-2006, 10:49 AM   #5
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It doesn't generally stop me, unless there is a buncha snow.

I am somewhat miffed that the forest service campgrounds are closed up where I live. The ground is dry (Too dry, as a matter of fact) and it's perfectly clear. Even when it's cold.. who cares?

I understand the staffing issues, and wanting to shut the water off in parks etc, but the space just sits there.. unused.

The forest service is using conncesionaires to run the parks, and the profit for them must be in the negatives in the winter, so I kind of understand. But I do not understand the closing of roads to dispersed sites.
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Old 02-07-2006, 05:43 PM   #6
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Thanks...I think.

I was able to visit Portland and Seattle for a couple of days last November. It was a work trip, so not a whole lot of fun.

I really liked Portland and Oregon in general. I could definitely see myself living out there some day...gorgeous.

Jeremy,

It has just rained 45 out of the last 50 days. Still think you could live here?
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Jeremy, I too have spring fever. These people that live where they can camp all year long have got it so nice. There is NO WAY I am going camping when there is snow on the ground. I hate even going out of the house to the car. Burrrrrr! Three months of camping is about all that we have here, and we have to squeese that in between the summer chores like garden, grass mowing, etc. Just not enough time in the north to enjoy these little campers. You people in Oregon can go camping, but sounds like you are almost ready to build an ark instead. I would'nt go camping in the rain either. I need nice warm sunshine.
Looking forward to summer.
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SPRING FEVER??? That was last week and you could have enjoyed camping. Not now. Winter came back, and it's been a little nasty north and east of here. The hydro has been off for 20,000 homes since sat. but is supposed to be back by tonight for everybody. burrrrrrrr
I'll wait a little longer. I'm with Karalyn. In snow I'd rather hit a hotel a thousand miles south.
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Old 02-08-2006, 09:49 AM   #9
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It has just rained 45 out of the last 50 days. Still think you could live here?

Well, I don't think it would be the rain that bothers me, but the lack of sun. It can get pretty gray here in Iowa for long periods of time during the winter.

I was amazed with Portland when I was out there in November. The grass was emerald green, but the trees were losing their leaves.

I honestly think I could put up with the gray and rain if I could be near those beautiful mountains and gawk at the amazing evergreen trees.

The sun shines during the summer...right?
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Jeremy, this year is unusual even by Oregon standards. I never saw so much rain in my life as I did in December this year, and i grew up there!

Yes, the summers are spectacular!
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Jeremy,

I am having spring fever also! We are spending it planning camping trips for next summer. We are plnning a long one up on the Gunflint Trail with lots of canoeing! I am even working on a screen porch for my Bigfoot. Anything to think camping now that winter is back.

I agree that Portland is really green in the winter. We lived there for 18 years and I really miss my small cattle ranch (with my small Dexter cattle). But it can really rain (and rain and rain) in the winter. Thats how everything stays so green.

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I too am having painful spring fever camping pangs.
I think it is against the board rules to post beautiful picture of southern camping spots during Dec,Jan,Feb and MArch isn't it?? Moderators???
Especially when I have not built up enough vacation time yet........

Gina, That space is NOT going to waste, it is resting from you're last visit.

2+ more months and maybe I can go..
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Jeremy, just remember that the weather here keeps out the riff-raff. AND we only have bugs to contend with a few months out of the year!

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I too am having painful spring fever camping pangs.
I think it is against the board rules to post beautiful picture of southern camping spots during Dec,Jan,Feb and MArch isn't it?? Moderators???
Well, don't look at "Gotta Get Out of the City", OK?
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